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The '''National Museum of Australia''' preserves and interprets Australia's social history, exploring the key issues, people and events that have shaped the nation.[ National Museum of Australia] It was formally established by the ''National Museum of Australia Act 1980''.[ National Museum of Australia Act1980] The Museum did not have a permanent home until 11 March 2001, when a purpose-built museum building was officially opened in the national capital Canberra. The Museum profiles 50,000 years of Indigenous heritage, settlement since 1788 and key events including Federation of Australia|Federation and the Sydney 2000 Olympics. The Museum holds the world's largest collection of Australian Aborigines|Aboriginal bark paintings and stone tools, the heart of champion racehorse Phar Lap and the Holden prototype No. 1...
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